® Conception & Mothering 2021: Course Two
(8 weekly online classes of 90 minutes each)
DAY & TIME: FRIDAY 2:30 – 4p, US EDT (see School Calendar here)
TERM: Mar 26, Apr 2, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 2021
LOCATION: ONLINE via Zoom (please see this link for technical requirements)
Streamed recordings will be available for missed classes.
AGES: 24 and up
TEACHER: Claudia Raiken
® Conception & Mothering
® you can:
• Learn to see, connect and communicate with your baby throughout your Pregnancy
• Create an easeful and beneficial birth environment for you and your baby
• Promote optimal fetal positioning
• Diminish fears
• Help reduce pain during labor
• Accelerate the post-partum healing process
• Minimize side effects of medication
• Create deeper intimacy between you and your partner
Classes 1-4: Conscious Conception, IVF and Donor Eggs
In these classes you will learn many exercises for conception, including IVF, and the benefits of conscious conception. There are exercises that encourage the flow of hormones that will allow the embryo to implant and flourish. We do exercises that promote the ‘loving attention’ that encourages all life to thrive, and we discuss the subject of timing, the timing that is determined by the soul coming in.
Exercises to optimize or correct: Conscious conception, including IVF; flow of hormones for the embryo; promoting loving attention, discovering the timing for the soul coming in.
Classes 5-8: Mothering & Bonding
In these classes, you will learn how to quieten and calm; how to go inside to get advice from the wise Self, the truly knowing Self. Mothers get much advice, solicited and unsolicited. Even if they are close to their parents, and feel that their parents did things the right way, they still may not want to do exactly what their parents did. You will learn how to contact your wise Self to make the best decisions for you.
Exercises to optimize or correct: Going inside to get advice from the wise Self, the truly knowing Self; quieting and calming; self-care, support and growing up the inner child; seeing and feeling from the baby’s eyes and skin; dealing with baby’s emotions, sibling rivalry, family integration; talking to anyone you wish ‘through the ethers’— mind to mind, heart to heart
Imagery is the language of the body, of experiencing. It is the first language the body understands. As Catherine Shainberg, the creator of DreamBirth
® explains, “The body doesn’t understand words as well as it does pictures. You can’t tell your heart to beat less quickly, but by imagery you can learn to quiet heart beats, to lower high blood pressure, to stop premature contractions…”, to get the baby in the right position, to open easily, to diffuse and lessen pain—the list is endless.
Classes are taught by Claudia Raiken, who worked with Catherine on the development of the DreamBirth
® method, with seven other doulas, nurses, psychologists and birth professionals. The method has been producing innovative and successful results for women for over ten years.